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The field of Rehabilitation Science encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social science and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person's interactions with the surrounding environment.

Established in 2001, the Division of Rehabilitation Sciences at UTMB developed an infrastructure to support research related to rehabilitation, disability, and recovery. Programs include a respected PhD program, career training and development, funding opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, and infrastructure for large data research and data sharing.

Facts & Figures

There are 13 students currently enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences PhD program. To date, 37 PhD degrees have been conferred and 49 fellows have completed postdoctoral training. Students and Postdoctoral Trainees have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of research activities in Rehabilitation Sciences through our programs.

Doctoral Students Earn Scholarships from GSBS

Dec 17, 2020, 10:06 AM by Rehab Sci

The following Rehabilitation Sciences PhD students received scholarships from the UTMB Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. These are competitive scholarships and reflect the quality of our PhD students.

  • Kelli Faaitiiti (MD/PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) Robert Harrison, M.D., Memorial M.D./Ph.D. Endowment
  • Kseniya Masterova (MD/PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) The Arthur V. Simmang Scholarship Fund GSBS
  • Efstathia Polychronopoulou (PhD/MPH-Rehabilitation Sciences/Biostatistics) Robert Bennett Scholarship
  • Jason Bentley (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) Bohdan Nechay Endowment
  • Nisha Bhattarai (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) Margaret Saunders Travel Award
  • Amy Givan (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) James A. Hokanson, Ph.D. Endowed Scholarship
  • Kevin Pritchard (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) Peyton and Lydia Schapper Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Mandi Sonnenfeld (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) The Charles F. Otis Clinical Research Award and the Peyton and Lydia Schapper Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Emre Vardarli (PhD-Rehabilitation Sciences) GSBS Associates Endowment
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